The hosts cut the deficit during a two-man powerplay and then equalised with a penalty shot with 12 seconds left.

Flames completed their dramatic comeback in the shootout to leave Jets with only a point to show for their efforts.

Jets started the evening on the front foot as they took the lead through Kamil Tvrdek inside the opening three minutes.

A shorthanded strike from Milos Melicherik levelled the scores but Flames then lost Andrew Sharp to a match penalty for excessive roughness after an unprovoked check on netminder Joe Myers.

Fortunately, after a lengthy delay, Myers was able to continue and Jets soon opened up a 3-1 lead as Tvrdek netted at 31.00 and Ales Padelek followed up at 33.52.

Flames piled on the pressure in the final pressure, outshooting the visitors 18-10, but it looked as though their efforts would be in vain until a dramatic last minute.

With two Jets in the penalty box, Flames pulled their netminder for a six-on-three powerplay and Paul Dixon struck at 59.21 to reduce the deficit.

Marcus Kristoffersson then converted a penalty shot with 12 seconds remaining to tie the game and force overtime.

Neither side could grab a winner in the added five minutes but it was Flames who won it in the shootout after Branislav Kvetan and Martin Opatovsky scored and only Tvrdek could net for Jets.

Jets face a double header with Telford Tigers this weekend, at home on Saturday evening (6.30pm f/o) and away on Sunday (5.30pm f/o).

Slough Jets 1 Milton Keynes Lightning 6 A FINE goal from Dan Rose was not enough to prevent Slough Jets crashing to a heavy defeat to Milton Keynes Lightning at The Hangar on Saturday evening.

After a scoreless opening period, Lightning took charge of the game with goals from Leigh Jamieson, Ross Bowers, Tom Carlon and Janne Jokila before the next buzzer.

Rose’s excellent strike at 45.45 made it 4-1 but Jordan Cownie got MK’s fifth less than a minute later and Bowers added another late on.